May 22, 2019
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On May 14th, Ciera Bank hosted the Charles Schwab Challenge Colonial Preview Luncheon at Colonial Country Club . The luncheon included special guest Rod Pampling, a PGA Tour Player who spoke with John Denton about his 25-year-career, and each of the 200 attendees received a free day pass for the Charles Schwab Challenge.

Pictured (L to R): Rod Pampling, PGA g olf pro ; John Denton, TCU Broadcast Analysis; Lonnie Nicholson, EECU.
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  Music to my ears : Jazzy Theresa Davis asked Mr. B if she could promote the FREE Fort Worth Public Library 3rd Jazz Thursday series May through September. FREE, Theresa, is Mr. B’s favorite word, but how can we give away something that already is free? Theresa asked the minimum amount she could do as a giveaway. “$50,” she was told. “Do you know how many overdue fines we’d have to collect to get to $50?” she asked. Her friends at Sundance Square chipped in with a $50 gift card for dining and you can take that and three friends to enjoy the June 20 th show as a VIP in the front row. Hear Keron Johnson perform after you’ve met him pre-show and received an autograph. Hundreds attend monthly at 6:30 p.m. to hear the jazz styling of renowned, award-winning, local and internationally touring musicians. It’s at the Central Library downtown and admission and parking are free. Congrats on a decade of free concerts, Madam Librarian.
Did you leave room for dinner? Mr. B was reading about how the chefs at the Cast Iron Restaurant at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel have re-created its menu using “the freshest local ingredients to bring you refined southern-style cooking…highlights such as Texas Pimento Cheese, Texas Red Snapper Tacos, and Dr Pepper Chocolate Cake.” Mr. B deserted the entrees and went straight to the desserts . (This might be a good time to skip ahead if you already are hungry.) Texas Pecan Rocky Road Bread Pudding; Home-Grown Lavender Crème Brulee; Fort Worth Tower Cheesecake with Texas Bourbon Caramel; a Caramel Apple Torte and the Dr. Pepper Chocolate Cake. With this $50 gift certificate from the omnipotent Larry and Anna at the Omni, you and a guest, or maybe no guest, can order all five.
  Acting out: The Producers , a comedy written by Mel Brooks as a film in 1967 and later taken to Broadway, is an equal opportunity, in-your-face offender. It will be on the Casa Mañana Theatre stage June 1-9. Despite its piercing of Broadway traditions, The Producers won a record 12 Tony Awards. A Broadway producer finances his projects by romancing older women. The shows … and the relationships…haven’t done well. He and his accountant come up with a cockamamie scheme to produce the most notorious flop in history , called Springtime for Hitler , and take their backers for millions. But something goes terribly off-plan. Casa’s Lindsey Rushen-ed over two tickets for the June 1 opening night.
Your new buds with suds: If you live within a mile of cottonwoods, your streets, your lawn, your porches and your car probably are inundated with the pesky pollens. If you live or work near grackles, watch out below! Mr. B’s ’08 Rio has been a target for both; the cottonwoods and the rains left a matted white blah that covered the hood and roof. Mr. B couldn’t get the Rio to Jerry's Express Car Wash fast enough. Doug Cookston and his team had the Rio sparkling as if it were a 2012 model, at least. Now that Mr. B doesn’t text and drive, he has more time to admire the shine. You can, too, with a free car wash every day you want for 30 days. It does have to be the same car.     
Congratulations to the May 15th
Prize Winners:

  • Chris Neuse, Profile By Sanford
  • Brenda Pereda, Interstate
  • Erika Ramirez, Gardner Denver
  • Jim Kiser, Anderson & Riddle
  • Kendal Smith Lake, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
Flying high: Those of you Fortifying the Chamber are seeing a return on investment, the latest being Aeromax Industries. A leading manufacturer of parts and assemblies for military aircraft, Aeromax is relocating its headquarters from Canoga Park, Calif. to 12,000 square feet of leased space near the Tarrant / Parker county border off I-20. Aeromax has 12 employees and approximately $7 million in revenues, according to Controller Micki Brizes. Husband Tom is Chairman and President. “(Fort Worth is) an aerospace-friendly community with many local companies that we’ve been doing business with for years,” said Tom Brizes. “With no state income tax and reasonable fuel and property prices, we look forward to moving and growing our operation.” Said Micki Brizes: “The Chamber introduced us to builders, realtors, movers, everything we needed. We’ve visited Fort Worth a few times; we’re looking forward to moving there.”
Ba-da-boom: Mr. B mentioned to Robert Gaudry at  Dignity Memorial that it had been a while since B2B Insider had a funeral joke. Robert said, "I'll see what I can dig up."
Crafty move: Another factory win and and huge congrats to Alliance for securing a Black & Decker manufacturing plant of Craftsman tools with 500 jobs.  
The (un)bearded for his lady: Part of Third Coast Bank -er Ronnie De Manna’s Mother’s Day gift to his bride was a clean-shaven face, per request.
(Ad)Vantage: Robert Malloy (region President), Jim Luttrell, Rosie Balbo and a few others have launched Vantage Bank in Fort Worth. The group is moving into the Fort Worth Club , and in the fall, Rosie and Jim will man a branch on Camp Bowie. Vantage is out of McAllen and San Antonio.
“Fort Worth has not seen its best days.”

--Jarred Howard, FW Chamber
Senior VP Small Business & Entrepreneur
Casting about: Elaine Cole, TCU , headlines this week’s injury report. Broken left hand in an auto accident. Laura Moses suffered a broken left foot playing tennis at Colonial Country Club . She did say a heli-skiing accident might sound a lot more interesting.  
School daze: Filled, but not yet fully moved into its first building along the Chisholm Trail Parkway, Tarleton State University already is meeting about a second building.
  Chuckie? Rod Pampling, the guest PGA golfer at the Chamber’s Colonial preview luncheon last week, lives in Double Oak in Denton County. He has won four PGA titles and $17 million. Rod knows “Chuckie” Schwab, namesake for the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club , and has been his playing partner at AT&T at Pebble Beach. “Chuckie is 82, has a 14 handicap. Don’t give him more than 14 strokes,” Pampling said. “He’s signed up Charles Schwab here for four years, but I’m sure he’ll go on.”
New at Colonial: This week’s Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial Country Club is the longest PGA tour stop at one venue and one city. Tomorrow is Throwback Thursday and golfers might be wearing some outrageous outfits, especially slacks. In addition, Schwab is introducing a fan engagement area where you can work on your game and your portfolio.
Early Flag Day celebration : Frost Insurance rep Jim Dickerson won a Justin Rose-autographed Colonial flag at last week’s Chamber sports series luncheon. That surely is worth multiple times the cost to attend. 
Fostering security: Congrats to Gladney Home , which unveils a re-imagined and revitalized residential center tomorrow. It’s a place for female teens in foster care to call home. 
Fostering security II: Today is Sherlock Holmes Day. A shout out to all the detectives in Tarrant County
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